The main impulse for searching for a coach is the need for change.
Coaching is a conversation between a coach and a client. As a result of this conversation, an image of the clients’ future is created, towards which the client takes their first step. Coaching helps you discover your inner resources and potential and develop a concrete action plan.
Individual coaching is suitable for a person who aims to achieve success in developing their business or career, but sometimes faces obstacles or problems that are not easy for him to cope with.
Sometimes a client has a specific request – for example, an employee needs to be terminated. How to do this with the least loss for both the employer and the employee? Is it possible? In this case, coaching is not needed, here you need a simple consultation on DIFFICULT NEGOTIATIONS.
During the session, specific tasks are solved. Individual coaching can affect different areas of life: business, career, family, relationships, health, sports, goal setting, personal qualities, etc.
Individual coaching can be a one-time meeting, or it can be a systemic process. The session lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.
If you need to solve 1-2 questions, then it will take from 1 to 5 sessions. If the client wants to fulfill his dream or the client has a big, strategic goal, then it is necessary to work with a coach 2-4 times per month for a longer period.
All coaching work is based on open-ended questions. Answering them, the client discovers a lot of useful things for himself.
A coach is not a mentor, facilitator, or consultant. A coach is neutral and does not express opinions or advice.
There are three types of clients in coaching: a visitor, a client, and a complainant.
A visitor is someone who has no desire to change anything, probably, someone who was forced to go to a coaching session, for instance, an employer or an employee, or a person who does not know what coaching can give him and how serious it is.
A complainer is someone who wants to achieve a goal by changing things and people around him but is not ready to change himself. Although they probably understand that there is something wrong, nothing beyond complaints can be done. The complainant does not want to take responsibility for changes, is not ready to take actions leading to changes. There are, of course, many excuses why this will not work at all, specifically with him or right now.
A client comes and is ready for a responsible partnership with the coach to achieve his goals. A client has a desire to work and has internal motivation. They are ready for real action to achieve their goal.
If you want to complain, vent, and, sighing heavily and shake your head, go back into a life that you are not happy with, you do not need a coach.
A coach is responsible for a qualified construction of the session process, and a client is responsible for their actions between sessions. The most important part of the contract is the client’s willingness to take responsibility for changes in their life, to accept that “bad climate”, “a stupid wife”, “the government” and “an evil boss” are not excuses for being unsuccessful.
Coaching is absolutely not suitable for you if:
You are not ready to admit that the state of your life now is the result of your own actions
You don’t want to take responsibility for your life
You are not ready to work towards your goal
You are waiting for ready-made recipes for solving the problem